Getting the Evidence You Need to Win a Social Security Disability claim

Posted May 8, 2015

An important part of your Social Security disability (SSD) and supplemental security income (SSI) case is getting the proper documentation for your disabling condition. Drummond Law has the experience from handling thousands of cases to know what steps are needed and what evidence is necessary to persuade an Administrative Law Judge that you are disabled.

What documentation is necessary depends on several factors including the specific condition you are suffering from, what tests if any help document this condition, and what specialists if any exist to treat that particular issue. We have knowledge of a multitude of disabling conditions and we are able to make recommendations that ensure your disability is documented as best as it could be.

For example, if you have a spinal issue, we recommend you get treated by an orthopedic doctor, have MRIs performed to document the severity of your issue. This will ensure your spinal condition is properly documented in the way an Administrative Law Judge will want. However, if you suffer from depression or any other psychiatric condition, we recommend you treat with a psychiatrist but cannot recommend any tests as there are no such thing as MRIs for depression.

Another important aspect in documenting your condition is communicating with your doctors. We recommend you discuss all symptoms and all issues related to your condition with your doctor every time we see them. This component of a Social Security Disability and SSI case is often overlooked and can result in denials because the doctors did not properly document your condition. But if you follow our recommendations and openly discuss your conditions and how they affect you with your doctor, you not only help your disability case but will also ensure you get the best medical care possible.

If you or anyone you know has a disability that makes them unable to work, please contact Drummond Law at (800) 842-0426 for a free consultation.


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